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Albuquerque man accused of 2 murders getting released from jail

Albuquerque man accused of 2 murders getting released from jail

Adrian Avila is charged in the murder of a former MDC officer, and an Albuquerque teen

Updated: 3:48 PM MDT Mar 22, 2022

A district judge in Albuquerque on Tuesday ruled Adrian Avila could be let out of jail while awaiting trial on two killings in two separate shootings.In December, Avila turned himself in to police after a warrant was put out for his arrest in the February 2021 murder of Elias Otero, a former corrections officer. Another suspect, 18-year-old Anna Dukes, is also charged in the killing. She is being held in jail with no bond.Last week, Avila was officially charged in the August 2020 murder of 17-year-old Donnie Brandon.The court combined Avila’s pre-trial detention hearings in the two cases, and on Tuesday, Judge Stanley Whitaker ordered Avila to be released with an ankle monitor.

A district judge in Albuquerque on Tuesday ruled Adrian Avila could be let out of jail while awaiting trial on two killings in two separate shootings.

In December, Avila turned himself into police after a warrant was put out for his arrest in the February 2021 murder of Elias Otero, a former corrections officer. Another suspect, 18-year-old Anna Dukes, is also charged in the killing. She is being held in jail with no bond.

Last week, Avila was officially charged in the August 2020 murder of 17-year-old Donnie Brandon.

The court combined Avila’s pre-trial detention hearings in the two cases, and on Tuesday, Judge Stanley Whitaker ordered Avila to be released with an ankle monitor.

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